January 9th, 2013
PIGEON â€“ A Highland Township volunteer firefighter was injured Wednesday morning while responding to a 14-vehicle traffic accident on icy Route 66, six miles south of Russell City.
Several traffic accidents occurred throughout Elk County this morning due to poor road conditions.
At approximately 10:43 a.m., there was a traffic accident at state Route 948 in Highland Twp. Another emergency alert came in at 10:50 a.m. for a major accident near 2614 Ridgway/Johnsonburg Road. At 11:03 a.m., another accident with serious injuries occurred near 622 Toby Rd. in Fox Twp. At 11:11 a.m., an accident was reported in at 8137 Montmorenci Rd. near Old Red Mill Dam Road.
Various county fire departments, ambulance services and police were called out to the scenes.
After a slow start on Tuesday evening, the Elk County Catholic Crusader basketball squad came back to finish strong in their 50-30 victory over the Punxsutawney Chucks at the ECCHS gymnasium.
The DuBois Area Beaver wrestling team handed the St. Marys Area Flying Dutch a 47-22 setback last night at the SMAHS Dutch Oven.
JOHNSONBURG - Authorities are on the lookout for a man who robbed a Johnsonburg bank at gunpoint Tuesday.
The Elk County Prison will have two additional part-time corrections officers in the fold after approval Tuesday from the county's board of commissioners.
Details of the breakdown of the funding of the parking garage were discussed during Monday's City Council meeting.
RIDGWAY - As energy upgrades were completed at county venues in August last year, officials were pleased to report significant cost savings much sooner than anticipated.
During their annual organizational meeting, the Fox Township supervisors approved various business items.
Jay Twp. - While Thursday's reorganizational meeting of the Jay Twp. Board of Supervisors consisted of supervisors making their annual appointments to municipal boards and civic groups, it was the appointment they didn't make that garnered the greatest reaction.
With supervisors Jeremy Rippey and Fran Gustafson reappointing themselves as chairman and vice chairman, respectively, their decision to then keep fellow supervisor Murray K. Lilley from filling a vacancy on the township's Water Authority board drew sharp criticism from attendees.